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Walter Scott | “Wendy”

WENDY follows the fictional narrative of a young woman living in an urban centre, whose dreams of contemporary art stardom are perpetually derailed by the temptations of punk music, drugs, alcohol, parties, and boys.

“These are pages from my notebook circa 2015. They are story notes for the graphic novel Wendy’s Revenge, which was published in 2015. These scrawlings both represent story ideas, but are also based in reality. As I moved around from New York, to L.A, to Toronto, I jotted down my impressions of these experiences to later express through fictional storytelling. Looking back on these notes, they feel fictional, but simultaneously personal – they are recordings of where I was at in my life at the time. In this way, reality and fiction are blurred. Zadie Smith believes that fiction is a “hypothetical area” in which to experiment with possible courses of action. I believe that is expressed in these notes.”

— Walter Scott

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Walter Scott (b. 1985), is an interdisciplinary artist working across comics, drawing, video, performance and sculpture. His comic series, Wendy, chronicles the continuing misadventures of a young artist in a satirical version of the contemporary art world.  Wendy has been featured in Canadian Art, Art in America, and published online on the New Yorker. Recent exhibitions include The Scrawled Heel of the Real, Ashley (Berlin), and The Pathos Of Mandy, at the ISCP, New York. Walter was recently an artist-in-residence, at the ISCP, in Brooklyn, New York. His new graphic novel, Wendy, Master of Art, is now available from Drawn and Quarterly.

Learn more about Wendy and Walter’s work here.

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